Premier Sports Unveils Irish Look to Presenters

Premier Sports has unveiled a strong Irish look to the broadcast team for its coverage of the 2019/2020 Premier League Season.

Analysts will include Richard Dunne and Kenny Cunningham, while the programming of 53 games will be hosted by Eoin McDevitt and commentated on by Des Curran, Gary Breen and Clive Tyldesley.

Throughout the season, 33 of the games will be broadcast exclusively on Saturday afternoons at 3 pm including one match on the final weekend of the season.

Premier Sports will also broadcast every game from the first round of midweek fixtures in December and all 10 matches on St. Stephens Day.

Premier Sports has rights to these 20 games in Ireland, the same package as Amazon Prime in the UK.

Premier Sports 1 and 2 are available in HD only in Ireland on Sky (Channel numbers 412 and 429) via the new ‘Sports Extra’ pack which also includes BT Sport. Sports Extra is available to new and existing Sky Sports customers for just €10 a month (for the first six months and €20 thereafter) and non-Sky Sports customers can avail of the subscription for €17 a month (for the first six months and €34 thereafter).

Experienced presenter and co-founder of Second Captains Eoin McDevitt will host the in-depth pre-match and post-match discussion with insight and analysis from former Ireland internationals Richard Dunne and Kenny Cunningham.

The coverage will feature the knowledge and expertise of Des Curran, a voice synonymous with 3pm Premier League kick-offs in Ireland and will be joined in the commentary box for Crystal Palace and Everton by former Ireland international Gary Breen. The legendary Clive Tyldesley will also be joining the Premier Sports commentary team throughout the season.

Full 3pm TV picks on Premier Sports through August and September are confirmed as:

10 August | Crystal Palace v Everton
17 August | Southampton v Liverpool
24 August | Man Utd v Crystal Palace
31 August | Chelsea v Sheffield United
14 September | Man Utd v Leicester City
21 September | Man City v Watford
28 September | Spurs v Southampton

“Premier Sports is delighted to welcome on-board an excellent on-air presenting team for our coverage of the Premier League,” said Mickey O’Rourke, Managing Director of Premier Sports.

“Together with the 3 pm games, our St. Stephens Day and mid-week fixtures in December, we’re sure our viewers will enjoy the coverage we will bring over the 2019/20 season.”

“We are delighted to have Premier Sports’ fantastic list of 3 pm kick-offs as part of our new Sports Extra pack which also includes BT Sport. Alongside Sky Sports, the new pack will give sports fans an unbeatable range of sports and for the first time they can watch every single live Premier League game (a record 233 matches) all in one place.”

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